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Elmer R. Rusco Collection on Ethnicity and Race in Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: 90-85
The collection consists of .75 cubic feet of material and dates from 1988. Although no restrictions were imposed on the collection by the donor, researchers should be aware that the nature of the projects brings them under copyright protection, and that those copyrights were not transferred with the collection. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the author. Unless otherwise noted, titles refer to written term papers. There was an addendum folders 25-44, arranged alphabetically by author.

Dates

  • 1988

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law. Although no restrictions were imposed on the collection by the donor, researchers should be aware that the nature of the projects brings them under copyright protection, and that those copyrights were not transferred with the collection.

Extent

0.75 Cubic Feet (44 folders)

Abstract

These papers, a continuation of collection number 88-28, resulted from an ethnic studies class at UNR in the fall, 1988 semester. Included are reviews of movies, written papers, taped interviews and interview transcripts of the following ethnic or religious groups in Nevada: Afro-Americans, Japanese, Italians, Jews, Portuguese, Thais, Native Americans, Micronesians, and Greeks. For other related materials see collection 88-28 by the same author.

Biographical Note

Elmer Rusco is professor emeritus of the Political Science Department of the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Rusco has been researching the subject of ethnicity and race in Nevada for a number of years and in 1988 gave the Special Collections Department a collection of research notes, research papers, and published articles on this topic (collection 88-28). This accession, 90-85, is a continuation of Dr. Rusco's contributions to the study of ethnicity and race in Nevada.

During the fall, 1988 semester, Dr. Rusco and Professor LaVerne Jeanne co-taught an ethnic studies class at the University (Ethnic Studies 307/Political Science 453). The class produced projects in several formats: reviews of movies and films about race and/or ethnicity; oral interviews of members of ethnic communities in Nevada or northern California, transcripts of those interviews, and term papers. The ethnic groups researched by the class are as follows: Afro-Americans, Greeks, Greeks, Italians, Japanese, Jews, Micronesians, Native Americans, Portuguese, and Thais. The papers may describe a particular group's experience in Nevada or discuss minority and race relations, focusing on an individual group. One student focused on intelligence testing in schools. In two cases, papers also discuss Italians and Native Americans in northern California (Susanville), and Native Americans in Arizona.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the author. There was an addendum folders 25-44, arranged alphabetically by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers, Elmer Rusco, University of Nevada, Reno, Donation, 11/26/90, 90-85, Individual authors of papers.

Separated Materials

Videotape transferred to the photo archives of the Special Collections Department. UNRS-P1991-37

Creator

Title
Guide to the Elmer Rusco Collection on Ethnicity and Race in Nevada
Status
completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
December 1990
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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